Events of the BBL


General Assembly at Puratos

🤝 A full-house for our Club’s General Assembly and Board elections, kindly hosted by Puratos Bulgaria in their ultra-modern new premises. 🏆 Congratulations to the new President Sylvain Collot (Melexis) and Vice President Spiros Nomikos (Solvay Sodi)! 🙏 A very warm THANKYOU to President Christof De Mil, voiced out by our Ambassador H.E. Frederic Meurice. After an impactful mandate, Christof will now focus on the KBC new business challenges, while still remaining a Board member. 🥂 And all stylishly wrapped up with a Champagne lunch at the terrace of the new Puratos research & training center!

Belgian Days – Mural painting by Gijs Vanhee

Another memorable event was the reveal of the spectacular mural in the center of Sofia painted by the Belgian artist Gijs Vanhee 🎨! The art piece was created as part of the art program of Belgian Days in Bulgaria 2022 and organized by Visionary Foundation. ✨ Everyone is welcome to enjoy the finished mural on 23 Han Asparuh Street (just one block from the pedestrian part of Vitoshka).

Belgian Days – Celebrating the Belgium National Day

The Belgian National Day was celebrated at the Residence of the Ambassador of Belgium with hosts H.E. Ambassador Frederic Meurice and Madame Lydie Meurice. The guests had the pleasure to enjoy a garden reception with refreshing Belgian beer and great company 🍻

Opening the Belgian days 2022 with Minister Lorer

A memorable double day marked the opening of the traditional Belgian Days in Bulgaria for the 15th year-in-a-row! Under the motto “One for All and All for One”, an outstanding double event took place : starting by a visit to the new state-of-the-art office facilities of Melexis Bulgaria that only pin-pointed on the strength and importance of the Belgian-Bulgarian business bond and followed by a joint event of all EU Chambers, where Belgium was put in the spotlight once again, thanx to our members! We had Minister Даниел Лорер as a keynote speaker, accompanied by Ambassador Frederic Meurice, our Club President Christof De Mil and Vice President Sylvain Collot.

Meet the new CEOs at Belgian residence

During this edition of the “Meet the CEOs” the participants had the chance to get introduced to Mr. Peter Roebben (UBB), Mr. Karel Everaet (Ingram Micro), Mr. Ben Meulemans (BIT Design) and Mr. Mark Smet (Marhill) through an insightful Q&A session, moderated by Katya Dimitorva. Keynote speaker for the event was Mr. Hans Dewachter, Chief Macro-economist of KBC Group, who presented a forward-thinking macroeconomic analysis. The event was kindly hosted by H.E. Ambassador Meurice and his wife, at the Belgian Residence. The guests also enjoyed Belgian waffles and chocolates.

BBL tour in Plovdiv

A two day event in Plovdiv with a full program – visits at the factories of the BBL Plovdiv located members – Mr. Bernard Duchi (DUSITEX, leading manufacturer of mattresses and accessories for them), Mr. Philippe Schiettecatte (Caroline Biss, Belgian fashion house), Mrs. Martine Vercammen (Livian, producer of knitwear – pullovers, cardigans, dresses, scarfs, hats), Mr. Herman Verstappen (Down Creators, leading European processor of high quality down and feathers), followed by a gourmet dinner in the new opened restaurant Valere and as an end a visit of Dragomir winery estate and exhibition of the Belgian artist Patricia.

Meeting with the Minister of Innovation and Growth, Mr. Daniel Lorer

Joint initiative between 15 bilateral Chambers of Industry and Commerce, together with IBA

Primus Inter Pares Awards 2021

Annual Prius Inter Pares awards, online pitching

Meet the CEO 2021 – Part 2

Online event where CEO’s of the BBL members will present themselves and their companies’ activities

“Late Summer Dine & Wine”

Joint networking event between BBL & German Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Belgian Days 2021

Series of social, business, cultural and gourmet events

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